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One of four issues of a periodical entitled 'The Casket of Literature, Science and Entertainment.'
All issues of this periodical are comprised of 8 pages divided into short articles mainly fiction, poetry and historical subject matter. Title and subtitle are printed at the top of the front page of each issue. An illustration with the title in bold type is printed on the front page of each issue and the text in two columns begins below the image. The publication date and price (one penny) are printed at the foot of each page. All issues conclude with an address 'To the correspondents.' Publisher and printer's details are not given.
June 15, 1832. Illustration on the front page representing 'John Knox rebuking Mary Queen of Scots,' after John Burnet and a related article printed in columns below. On page 198, illustration of 'A Beggar at the Time of Henry VIII.'
Letterpress periodical with wood engraved illustrations
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Height: 198 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 125 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Bound as part of 'Political Tracts Volume 10.' Number 10 of 10 volumes of pamphlets mainly published circa 1819-1822. Volume 10 is a collection of later pamphlets acquired from unknown sources. Although printed on the same scale and 'booklet' form as pamphlets, numbers 5-47 in this collection are periodical publications which have a magazine format rather than being political pamphlets.
Another journal entitled 'The New Casket' is also bound in this volume. There is an overlap in publication dates of both journals therefore it cannot be assumed that 'The New Casket' is an updated version of 'The Casket of literature, science and entertainment.'
For Burnet's sketch for John Knox rebuking 'Mary Queen of Scots' see National Galleries of Scotland, D2324.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- The acquisition source is unknown (2018). The 184.a.10/2 and 184.a.10/4 are catalogued by Reid and therefore must have entered the collection prior to publication of his 'Catalogue of Cruikshank's Works' 1871. Due to annotations by Elizabeth Senior on the pamphlets, they will have entered the collection before 1939.
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